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Practical and actionable mom-advice. Hosted by Laura Fuentes, wife and mom to 3 kids, Author of 5 cookbooks, Food Network competitor & winner, TODAY Show, Good Morning America and on YouTube/MOMables. Laura will help transform your family's mealtimes with real-life valuable insights as well as encourage your healthy lifestyle goals.
 
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In today’s episode, Laura reads a letter from a reader who is struggling with dinnertime battles. She talks through the letter line by line to analyze what went wrong and what choices parent can make to help eliminate dinner time fights and have a more peaceful family mealtime. After listening to this podcast you can change how things go at your ho…
 
Today’s episode is all about color! Oftentimes, kids will accept lightly colored foods, while completely avoiding green or other bright colors. If this sounds like your child, listen in as Laura breaks down how to handle colors and encourage kids to eat a rainbow of healthy foods. This 5th season of the MOMables Podcast is all about helping our pic…
 
Today’s episode is full of practical mom advice to help you pack tasty and healthy lunches that your kids will enjoy. Plus, if you’ve ever struggled with your picky eater coming home with an untouched lunchbox, you’ll hear Laura’s personal story about how she’s handled this with her son in the past, and how she handles it now. This 5th season of th…
 
In today’s episode we talk about one of the most common challenges picky eaters face when trying new foods – texture! Many kids will refuse foods that “feel funny” in their mouths like meat or starchy vegetables.We also talk through practical solutions you can implement when your child does not want to eat foods with specific textures. This 5th sea…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss simple strategies that can help change the way you approach mealtimes with your picky eaters. Each one of these strategies have made huge, positive changes at our house and helped my kids become more open to trying new foods. And I know, that these ideas can help your family too. This 5th season of the MOMables Podcas…
 
Today’s episode is full of practical tips I learned from 7 years of weekly meetings with feeding therapists, psychologists, and nutritionists as I tried to learn how to help my son try new foods. This 5th season of the MOMables Podcast is all about helping our picky eaters try new foods and establishing happier mealtimes. Topics discussed this epis…
 
Are you spending too much on groceries? Do you have no idea about how much you should be spending? In today's podcast, we chat about how to figure out a good budget benchmark for our families (or ourselves.) Then I share a few tips on how to instantly slash your budget! Some things discussed in this episode: 6-Week Budget Friendly Dinner Meal Plan …
 
There's no magic pill when it comes to our children's health. Luckily, science and tradition have given us a wealth of insight into how our children are wired so that we can help them heal! Today, our friend Robin Green returns to the show to discuss how we can read our kids in order to help them heal better. Topics discussed: Why so many kids get …
 
In today's episode, we talk about how to raise healthy eaters. Plus, we'll share some tips about how you can get a picky eater to try new things. Dr. Orleana Kerek is a pediatric doctor from the UK. She has four kids ages 7, 5, and two 3 year old twins. When she was working as a doctor in the UK (before I had kids of her own) she would see so many …
 
In today’s podcast we are talking about 5 things we can do before mealtime to set it up to be successful. Happier, drama-free meal times where everyone looks forward to spending time together is what we are aiming for. Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms to end the cycle of picky eating and take-ou…
 
In today’s podcast we are talking about 5 things we can do before mealtime to set it up to be successful. Happier, drama-free meal times where everyone looks forward to spending time together is what we are aiming for. Sarah Bester (CNP) is a Family Nutritionist and Picky Eating Coach who helps busy moms to end the cycle of picky eating and take-ou…
 
Cooking for our families can be a lot easier than it seems when you take some of our shortcuts, ditch the mom-guilt, and start thinking “happy thoughts” when the food gets to the table. Many of us struggle to consistently make fresh food for our families due to busy schedules, grocery store and product overwhelm, and selecting the wrong recipes for…
 
Have you wanted to start a new exercise program but don’t know where to begin? How about staying motivated to actually work out? In today’s podcast, Kelly and Laura will talk about the importance of putting ourselves (parents) first and some of the ways they stay motivated to make exercise happen. Let’s face it, we are all busy and usually the gym …
 
Imagine yourself having coffee (or a glass of wine) with a couple of girlfriends discussing the not-so-fun moments of parenting that make you feel like a sh*tty parent. In today’s humor-filled podcast Laura talks to two TODAY show producers about the need for more humor in the toughest job on the planet: being a parent. Our guests, Alicia Ybarbo an…
 
In today's episdoe we discuss how to cook healthier meals for the whole family. Plus, Aviva shares how she cooks fresh and real foods to help with disease prevention. In today’s Podcast, my friend Aviva Goldfarb is back on the show to talk about her newest cookbook The Six O’Clock Scramble Meal Planner: A Year of Quick, Delicious Meals to Help You …
 
In today's episode, Amie shares her story of how Clean Eating and Detox saved her life and shares simple tips and swaps to help you live a cleaner lifestyle. Things discussed in the podcast: Amie's story from chronic to wellness What detox really meals Easy swaps to detox your pantry Clean eating defined How to live clean at home...and more! Amie V…
 
In today's episode, Liz shares her personal health journey along with helpful tips and ideas that we can all learn from and implement into our own healthy lifestyles. Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been creating delicious recipes using real ingredients with an emphasis on season…
 
In today's episode, we discuss the toddler years when kids start getting more opinionated about what want to eat. We also cover things like what to do when a toddler won’t eat, some good snack options that are not super messy, thoughts of when they don't eat raw veggies, and more. If you have toddlers or young kids who are giving you a hard time wh…
 
In today's episode, we discuss practical ways to get kids to actually eat their vegetables. Dr. Orlena has done lots of research to find the best ways to help kids be open to trying more veggies and she's sharing lots of practical ideas with us that she's learned through the years as a mom and a doctor. Dr. Orleana Kerek is a pediatric doctor from …
 
In today's episode, we discuss feeding specialists and many practical ways to deal with picky eating in children. Have you been told by your pediatrician that “all kids go through picky eating states?” Or perhaps you’ve been waiting for your child to outgrow picky eating because you’ve been reassured that it’s normal and just a phase? If you’ve had…
 
With Thanksgiving and the Holiday season approaching, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of planning, cooking, shopping, and entertaining that is about to happen. In this episode, Laura shares her best tips for meal planning and simple entertaining and how to put your kitchen to work! Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving and the Holidays or…
 
In today’s podcast, Kelly and I share all of our best meal planning tips and how meal planning makes life easier for both of our families. If you've been wanting to get started meal planning, or you're looking for tips to meal plan more effectively, this one is for you! In todays podcast you will learn about The benefits of Meal Planning Top meal p…
 
Are you trying to go to bed earlier but still wake up tired? How about actually staying asleep in the middle of the night? The truth is that I have not been sleeping well for nearly a decade. In the last 3 years, however, I've made it an important goal to get better sleep (not necessarily more sleep). I've purchased 3 mattresses in the last 4 years…
 
Are you concerned your kids won't be the people you'd like them to be when they grow up? Is there a constant struggle to get them to listen and respect you? This podcast is filled with great advice on raising respectful kids in today's high tech engaged world. Raising kids today is not easy. There are so many distractions that it's hard for parents…
 
Getting kids (and adults) to eat more veggies isn’t always easy. In today’s show, Laura discusses some tips to help you make eating veggies more convenient and appealing! While getting her kids to eat more veggies hasn’t been an easy task, Laura shares the story of when her daughter tried veggies for the first time, how she continues to introduce t…
 
Are you spending more time in the kitchen than you should? Are you always thinking that there should be a quicker, more efficient way of prepping your meals? In today’s podcast we cover lots of kitchen tips and tricks that will help you save time in the kitchen, utilize leftovers, and feel good about the foods you cook. Grain Free & Classic Meal Pl…
 
Katja Rowell is with us today to talk about the difficulties we experience when feeding our kids. From selective eating to extreme picky eaters, this podcast will cover it! Katja Rowell MD is a family doctor and childhood feeding specialist on a mission to bring peace and joy back to the family table. She believes that helping kids have a healthy r…
 
If you think that eating whole and real foods is something that can be learned overnight, think again. Like anything new, learning how to cook with fresh and real ingredients will take some time. Fear not! In today’s podcast, we will cover practical ways to eliminate processed foods from our kitchen and pantry as well as easy substitutions to incor…
 
In today’s podcast I talk with Judi Willard about simple ways to make school lunches special. We discuss how something as simple as a note can affect our kids in a positive way. Judi is a Licensed Psychotherapist and mom of 2. She started a company with the mission of improving the quality of everyday life through the sharing of positive kind words…
 
Feeding your family fresh foods doesn’t have to be expensive. In today’s podcast, you’ll hear lots of real-life tips to keep your shopping simple and on a budget. Today we discuss: · How much should a family spend on food each week? · To coupon or not to coupon. That is the money-saving question. · Organizing meals to keep weekly plan within a budg…
 
Are you struggling with a child that is a picky eater? Are you out of ideas to try next? In today’s podcast Laura and Carolyn discuss how to deal with your picky eaters. Carolyn talks about why our children become picky eaters, how we as parents can deal with this issue and what she learned personally that helped her turn it all around. Carolyn off…
 
If you are struggling to prep lunches ahead of time and wonder how does one “get it all done,” this podcast is for you. Today Laura will answer questions submitted by MOMables community members that are related to lunch packing. You’ll also hear lots of helpful tips for packing your kids lunches. Laura talks about how she manages to prepare lunches…
 
If you’ve been wondering about the health benefits of essential oils this podcast is for you! I have friends who use them regularly to relieve all sorts of pains and aches and for the overall well being of their families. Just recently, I took my middle son (the one with a gluten sensitivity) to a natural medicine physician and he was prescribed an…
 
Have you wondered why most kids who get ear infections get more than just one? Why do doctors prescribe antibiotics for most ear infections? In today’s podcast you will learn the dangers in repeated doses of antibiotics and some natural remedies you might not know about. Today, I’ve brought back Wendi Combs. Wendi and I recorded a podcast on consti…
 
In today's episode Kristy will help us understand doable ways we can all reduce sodium in our diets.She leads the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, working with communities across the U.S. to increase access to and availability of healthier food, including lower-sodium item and I am so excited to have her on the podcast today. Kristy Mugaver…
 
Have you ever wished there was a user manual for parenting? As a mom of three, I have often wondered how I can be a better parent to my kids. I am often tired from working more than what is considered full time, exhausted from the pressure of online social media content creating, developing recipes and cookbooks… and yet, when I come home from a lo…
 
In today's show, Kelly Favret interviews Laura to answer some of the frequently-asked questions from MOMables community members. Together, they cover lunch-packing tips, cooking tips, feeding picky eaters, and more. Some of the topics covered in this podcast: Struggling with the transition to homemade foods When a two-year-old is hard to feed How t…
 
In today's show, Kelly Favret interviews Laura to answer some of the frequently-asked questions from MOMables community members. Together, they cover lunch-packing tips, cooking tips, feeding picky eaters, and more. Some of the topics covered in this podcast: Struggling with the transition to homemade foods When a two-year-old is hard to feed How t…
 
Have you been wondering if your child has food allergies, food sensitivities, or intolerances? Perhaps you are confused as to what exactly makes something an allergy versus an intolerance? In today’s show, I interview Dr. Cynthia Libert, MD. Together, we will walk you through the confusing world of food allergies and intolerances in terms you can u…
 
Have you ever wanted to cut down on over-the-counter cough and cold medicines when your child is sick? How about using natural methods that work to help your kids' symptoms naturally? In today's podcast, you will learn about the different types of coughs, from chronic to common colds, and what you can do to help your kids heal naturally. We discuss…
 
Did you know there is more to constipation than “not getting enough fiber” and a lot more to constant sinus congestion than “seasonal allergies?” If you have heard either of these or similar phrases from medical professionals and wondered what else you can do to help alleviate some of the symptoms or even eradicate them completely, you are going to…
 
In today’s podcast, Carolyn Bond discusses how parents can struggle a little less when it comes to resolving common parenting issues like kids fighting for attention. As a mom to three young kids, I have often wondered how my grandmother handled five kids and managed to do all she did. She clearly implemented many of the ideas Carolyn shares in tod…
 
In today's podcast, you'll love that Jennifer understands how difficult it can be to introduce new foods to our kids. She also provides us with suggestions on how to make food interesting and fun for them. A mom of two, Jennifer Tyler Lee is the author of The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure for Each Week of the Year and the creat…
 
In today's episode, Suzanne explains how to make sure our kids are getting enough nutrition and gives us some very practical suggestions we can apply immediately. Even if you have picky eaters, you'll find fresh ideas to help kids get the nutrition they need each day. Suzanne is a registered dietitian, nutrition consultant, speaker, and the owner o…
 
If you have ever felt overwhelmed with all things parenthood, this podcast is for you. From delegating chores, responsibilities, keeping up with our house, work/life balance (is there such a thing?), mom-guilt, and sex (gasp!), Meagan and I talk about how to keep our emotional tanks full so we can focus on doing what matters. Meagan Francis is a mo…
 
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